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WORLD CHICKEN CHAMPIONSHIP
COMPETITION OVERVIEW
NOVEMBER 7-11, 2018
ORANGE BEACH, ALABAMA

Food is America's true obsession. Online and local recipe competitions give home cooks a venue for showing off their best stuff and competing with their own culinary creations.

The World Food Championship will select 40 winners from branded competitions, online recipe contests, live cookoffs and award-winning chefs to receive automatic invitations to enter and compete at The World Food Championships.  The competitors in the World Recipe Championship will be creating dishes that focus on one highlighted ingredient or theme. The champion will earn their right to fight for the grand prize and the coveted title of World Food Champion.


The following competitions are State Qualifiers for the 2018 World Chicken Championship:

Alabama State Qualifier / Alabama Coasting Multi-Media – 2018 - Various Locations in Alabama

California State Qualifier / Cali Cooking Competition – 10/13/18-10/14/18 - Hollywood, California

Missouri State Qualifier / The Show Me Series (ACWW) – 6/21/18 – Kansas City, Missouri

Missouri State Qualifier / The Show Me Series (ACWW) – 6/14/18 – Columbia, Missouri

Tennessee State Qualifier / Public Markets – 2018 – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Tennessee State Qualifier / Springer's Scenic City Wings – 9/23/18 – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Tennessee State Qualifier / FiveStar Food Fight – 7/15/18 – Chattanooga, Tennessee

Texas State Qualifier / City of Port Aransas – 2018 – Port Aransas, Texas

Texas State Qualifier / Super Chef Series – 10/3/18 – Port Aransas, Texas

The following competitions are State Partner Authorized Qualifiers for the 2018 World Chicken Championship:
Alabama State Qualifier / West Alabama Food & Wine Festival
- Fuller Goldsmith (Chopped Junior Champion) - 4/12/18 - Tuscaloosa, Alabama

The following competitions are State Partner Authorized 
Qualifiers for the 2018 World Chicken Championship:
BKW Big Kahuna Wing Festival - 6/16/18 - Knoxville, Tennessee
National Cornbread Festival Championship Cookoff - 4/28/18-4/29/18 - South Pittsburg, Tennessee

The following competitions are Elite Qualifiers for the 2018 World Chicken Championship:
Wild Card Elite Division - 2/1/18-8/31/18 - ONLINE

The following competitions are automatic qualifiers for the 2018 World Chicken Championship:

United States Events

Event Location Date
Culinary Fight Club - 2017Various Locations, US
CULINARY FIGHT CLUB FIGHT FEST 2018Various Locations, USAug 1, 2018
CULINARY FIGHT CLUB - FIGHT FEST - 2017Various Locations, USAug 1, 2017
WFC: 2017 WFC Top Ten RecipeOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2016 World Food Champion - Kari LukeOrange Beach, AL, US
WFC: 2016 World Recipe Champion - Anthony SerranoOrange Beach, AL, US
Thrilla at the Grilla presented by Grilla GrillsOrange Beach, AL, USNov 11, 2017
Alabama State Qualifier / Alabama Coasting Multi-MediaVarious Locations, AL, US
Special Invitation - Super Qualifier - Landon BentonOrange Beach, AL, US
WFC: 2017 WFC Super Qualifier - Heather WalkerOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 WFC Super Qualifier - Brody OliveOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
WFC: 2017 WFC Super Qualifier - Isabel MinunniOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
Wings & Wine (Comedienne Joy's Special Event)Birmingham, AL, USMar 15, 2018
WFC: Granny Grilling Challenge - Sherri WilliamsOrange Beach, AL, USNov 11, 2017
2017 WFC Top Ten Recipe - Lisa KeysOrange Beach, AL, USNov 12, 2017
Alabama State Qualifier / West Alabama Food & Wine Festival - Fuller GoldsmithTuscaloosa, AL, USApr 12, 2018
Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Warren, AR, USJun 9, 2018
Elkhorn Liquors East of the Rockies Steak Challenge (Appetizer competition)Garfield, AR, USMar 10, 2018
Scottsdale Culinary Festival - Teen Challenge - 1st PlaceScottsdale, AZ, USApr 14, 2018
Scottsdale Culinary Festival - Teen Challenge - 2nd PlaceScottsdale, AZ, USApr 14, 2018
California State Qualifier / Cali Cooking CompetitionHollywood, CA, USOct 13, 2018
WFC: 2015 World Food Champion - Loren HillKissimmee, FL, US
WFC: 2015 World Pasta Champion - Suzanne Kosnick-ClarkKissimmee, FL, US
WFC: 2015 World Recipe Champion - Alethia ShihKissimmee, FL, US
Summer Splash Steak & Chicken Wing Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Jacksonville, FL, USAug 4, 2018
Seminole Heights 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese CookoffTampa, FL, USFeb 11, 2018
Georgia State Qualifier / Atlanta Food WarsVarious Locations, GA, US
Mac & Cheese FestChicago, IL, USNov 4, 2017
Heritage Day's Steak Throwdown (Chicken Wing competition)Belvidere, IL, USJun 22, 2018
CHEF JJ'S EGGFESTIndianapolis, IN, USMay 19, 2018
Kickin" Up Dust Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Wichita, KS, USApr 28, 2018
Taste of Blanchard Steak Challenge (Chicken Wing competition)Blanchard, LA, USJan 12, 2018
North Louisiana Injured Sportsman's Benefit Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Monroe, LA, USMar 3, 2018
MacDaddy Vegan Mac N Cheeze Cook-offWorcester, MA, USJan 27, 2018
MICHIGAN APPLE RECIPE CONTESTLansing, MI, USJan 24, 2018
Big Island BBQAlbert Lea, MN, USAug 24, 2018
Missouri State Qualifier / ACWWVarious Locations, MO, US
Missouri State Qualifier / The Show Me Series in Kansas CityKansas City, MO, USJun 21, 2018
Pits N Grills Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Springfield, MO, US
Missouri State Qualifier / The Show Me Series in ColumbiaColumbia, MO, USJun 14, 2018
Southaven SpringfestSouthaven, MS, USApr 27, 2018
Magnolia Steak Cookoff (Appetizer competition)Horn Lake, MS, USApr 21, 2018
Bikers Blues BBQ Rally (Chicken Wing competition)Salsbury, NC, USSep 14, 2018
King Arthur Flour Baking ContestRaleigh, NC, USOct 22, 2017
North Carolina Pecan Association Pecan Recipe ContestRaleigh, NC, USOct 19, 2017
Helping U BBQ's Triple Threat Match (#1, #2 and #3) (Chicken Wing competition)Omaha, NE, USApr 14, 2018
Munch Madness Steak Cookoff (Chicken Wing competition)Rahway, NJ, USApr 28, 2018
WFC: 2013 World Food Champion - Dave ElliottLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: 2014 World Food Champion - Ricardo HerediaLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: 2013 World Recipe Champion - Beth PetersonLas Vegas, NV, US
WFC: 2014 World Recipe Champion - David GroverLas Vegas, NV, US
Brooklyn Soup TakedownBrooklyn, NY, USJan 21, 2018
Chili and Wing Cook OffMansfield, OH, USJun 9, 2018
WFC: WILD CARD ELITE DIVISIONONLINE, USFeb 1, 2018
WFC: #Taste of Canada - 1st PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
WFC: #Taste of Canada - 2nd-3rd PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
Challenge Butter's "Real Summer, Real Flavor" Online Recipe Contest - 2nd-5th PlaceONLINE, USSep 8, 2017
#TOA2017 - Lesa SampsonONLINE, US
WFC: #Taste of America - 2nd-10th PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
WFC: Food Champ Online Recipe Contests - 2nd-5th PlaceONLINE, US
WFC: Golden Ticket Chicken Champ Contest - 1st PlaceONLINE, US
Maple Leaf Farms 2017 Strut Your Duck Recipe Contest - FinalistONLINE, USDec 1, 2017
Mrs. Blum's Recipe ContestONLINE, USJan 1, 2018
WFC: #Taste of America - 1st PlaceONLINE, USJun 1, 2018
WFC: Food Champ Online Recipe Contests - 1st PlaceONLINE, US
Get Wild With Wild Rice Recipe ContestONLINE, USMay 7, 2018
Annual Mushroom Festival - Amateur Mushroom Cook-off - 2018Kennett Square, PA, USSep 8, 2018
Annual Mushroom Festival - Amateur Mushroom Cook-off - 2017Kennett Square, PA, USSep 9, 2017
Ernie's Best Wings Chicken Wing Cook-OffErie, PA, USJan 27, 2018
Jeunes Chefs Rotisseurs & Pastry Provincial CompetitionCharleston, SC, US
Hilton Head Island Eggfest (Mystery Appetizer competition)Hilton Head Island, SC, USMar 10, 2018
Tennessee State Qualifier / Public MarketsChattanooga, TN, US
Tennessee State Qualifier / FiveStar Food FightChattanooga, TN, USJul 15, 2018
Nashville Scene Hot Chicken WeekNashville, TN, USJan 22, 2018
Tennessee State Qualifier / Springer’s Scenic City WingsChattanooga, TN, USSep 23, 2018
Nashville Scene - Best of Nashville 2017 - ChickenNashville, TN, US
Tennessee State Qualifier / Big Kahuna Wing FestivalKnoxville, TN, USJun 16, 2018
Pillsbury Bake-Off - Category Winners and Grand Prize WinnerTV, USFeb 24, 2018
Texas State Qualifier / Various Qualifying EventsTX, USMar 1, 2018
EAT Class GalvestonGalveston, TX, USJan 29, 2018
Milwaukee WingfestMilwaukee, WI, USOct 29, 2017

International Events

Event Location Date
International Competitor Invitations - AustraliaONLINE, AUFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - Cape VerdeONLINE, CVFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - Dominican RepublicONLINE, DOFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - GermanyONLINE, DEFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - GuamONLINE, GUFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - Hong KongONLINE, HKFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - JapanONLINE, JPFeb 1, 2018
The Most Wanted African Food QuestONLINE, NGJul 1, 2017
International Competitor Invitations - PhilippinesONLINE, PHFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations -The NetherlandsONLINE, NLFeb 1, 2018
International Competitor Invitations - United KingdomONLINE, GBFeb 1, 2018